My Metformin experiment
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I saw my new doctor last Friday, the 16th and he mentioned lowering my metforman as my previous Dr had also mentioned. Right now I take a 500 tab 2 times a day and my fasting numbers are usually from 85-95. My last A1c had been 5.2 but hat was last summer.
Anyway, with these 2 doctors telling me that lowering my dosage may be a possibility, I decided to see how I would with no metformin at all. Well I've had a few spikes these last five days but getting up to a 111 fasting blood sugar this morning cinched it as I haven't had a reading like that in over a year.
So, for now at least, that ends my experiment. I did have some non fasting blood work done after my appointment so we'll see where I stand as there has been a lot of stress since September of last year when I went through an emergency move but I've tried so hard to keep this nast disease under control. I admit, I'm more than curious at my test result.
As for my opinion on lowering my dosage, I admit I'm very sceptical in the 1st place as I've been monitoring my blood sugar trends for a long time. Personally, I don't like the idea. When I'm sick or my fibro flares my sugar can go way up.
We'll see what happens but my new Dr seems concerned about lows which I thought you couldn't really get with metformin and I can't say I've experienced any.